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Jan 22, 2013 6:00am EST
sing. ♪ ♪ ♪ [applause] [applause] >> wow! [laughter] our next distinguished guest is the poet richard blanco will share with us or is he has composed for this occasion. [applause] >> mr. president, mr. vice president, america - one today. one son rose on us today, a candle over our shores, peeking over the smokeys, greeting the faces of the great lakes, spreading a simple truth across the great plains and charging across the rockies. one light waking up rooftops under each one a story told by our silent gestures moving across windows. my faith, your face, millions of faces in mourning mayors, each one yawning to life, crescendoing into our day, the pencil yellow school buses, the rhythm of traffic lights, fruit stands, apples, limes, and oranges a raid like rainbows begging our praise. silver trucks and heavy with oil or paper, bricks or milk, steaming over highways alongside us on our way to clean tables, read ledgers, or save lives, to teach geometry, or ran up groceries as my mother did for 20 years so i could write this poem for all of us today. all of us, as vital as the one ligh
Jan 18, 2013 2:00pm EST
tis of thee" and there will be a poem read. we are excited that richard bla nmp co will be -- blanco will be joining us. reverend louis leon will be overseeing the traditional st. john's service that kicks off the president's day on mopped and will be offering the prayer and beyonce will be singing the national anthem. these historic bibles, and they are symbolic bibles as we head into the 150th anniversary of the emancipation proclamation and with that, i would like to hand it over to our partners and talk about the inaugural parade, which will take place after the lunch that matt discussed. >> thank you. i'm colonel michelle roberts. and our task force has the responsibility for planning and coordinating all of the military ceremonial support for the inaugural activities. once the luncheon is complete, the president and the first lady, the vice president and the second lady will be escorted out to the east front of the capitol, where they will be greeted by the commander of the task force and he will escort them down the steps to take the review. and the review is presidential esco
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